Friday, November 2, 2012

Christmas Stocking Advent Calendar

Christmas Stocking Advent Calendar

This project has been so fun!  I've wanted to do this for many years, but have never had an excuse to make an advent calendar.  When we were in Germany last November, we spent several days at the Christmas Markets, and they had so many advent calendars to choose from.  There were advent calendars in of any Christmas shape you could think of, hanging in all the stores in so many different ways.  So, this was my inspiration!  Christmas stocking is my shape.
I used 24 different Robin's Nest papers or cardstock sheets, so each stocking is a different paper, I will list these at the bottom of this post, I also wanted the stockings to be in red and brown tones.  So as a result, I didn't just use Christmas papers, I used any paper in those colors.  I added Dew drops, Tear drops, and Diamond drops to the stockings for the incredible look they have.  Such a cute project, and quite easy to make.  The most time consuming part of the project was sewing each stocking together, but to save time glueing would work also.  The dew drops are adhered with Helmar glue. which we love for sure.  At the top of each stocking is the number and next to the stocking is holly created with 3 red mini dew drops and 2 green diamond drops.  Each stocking is decorated with dew drops and has its own design.

I love the look of the holly berries and leaves made out of dew drops and diamond drops.
Hanging against the brown wall is so nice.  I hung the stocking with 2 ribbons, a 2" brown and red stripe, and a 1" red sheet ribbon with a gold edge. Then I tied each stocking to the swag with natural twine.  The top of each stocking has a red glitter ribbon loop to tie the twine to.

Up close and pretty, each stocking is decorated differently.
Pointsetta flower is easy to create using 6 tear drops and a yellow mini dew drop for the center.  Green diamond drops for the leaves.  So  cute!

Numbers were cut from the cricut, the oval punch shape behind the number is McGill pumch.

Dew drops in swirl shapes are easy to create with the glue bottle, draw with the bottle tip and slide the dew drops on the glue line.

Love the animal prints with the Christmas reds.  So cute.

Finished project sign.  Sign is wood frame from Wood Connections, covered with Glitter Red Paisley, and the mat covered with Brown glitter Leopard cardstock, then just a sign printed from my computer.

Here are scans of the stockings up close.

 Ok, so when I scaned these in I had the numbers backwards!!! So crazy,.  But you get the jest of it.  I so love how the dew drops and diamond drops look, and the different ideas we can used to make them so cute on these stockings.  These ideas would work just as well on a card or a scrapbook page.

Robin's Nest products used in this project.

Papers or Cardstock
Valentine Stripe
Glitter Lips
Glitter Red Paisley
Glitter Valentine
Tropical Voyage
Glitter Mocha Daisy
Italian Arch
Glitter Mocha Trail
Glitter Flame Swirl
Red Snowflake
Red Lion
Glitter Red Stripe
Glitter Red Sorbet
Red Plaid
Classic Glitter Swirl Coffee
Honeycomb Fleur
Gltter Red Rope

Dew Drops, Diamond Drops, and Tear Drops
Forbidden Love
Cherry Chocolate

Thanks for visiting me on Robin's Creations of Joy.  It has been a pleasure to share with you.  Hope you are able to be HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

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Danie May said...

Robin I love this different take on an advent calendar and the way you incorporated so many of the wonderful Robin's Nest Papers into it. I love your holly made from the Dew Drops too.

Stampin_melissa said...

Oh my! What a fabulous project, I just love these stockings for your calendar!

Carisa said...

oh wow, this is amazing! I love how you used the non christmas papers as well. And I love how you created the flowers with the dew drops - totally genius!

Camille Short said...

Awesome! You really did a great job!

Rhonda Helm said...

you did a wonderful job on this. i love it. being that each one is different is wonderful.

TracyM #6773 said...

What a fun advent - LOVE your stockings, dewdrops and papers!!!

Katie said...

love how you created the advent calendar. so creative!

Dawn Mercedes said...

amazing!! I love how you created the hearts and poinsettias using dewdrops!

gremhog said...

such variety. super!

Kiki Halbert said...

Adorable stockings!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Very cute advent calendar!!

Barbara Rankin said...

What a wonderful idea for an advent calendar, and, when the holidays are over, it would also make a great inspirational wall hanging to use as a "how to use your dew drops and paper combinations" notebook. Love it!

IndigoEarth said...

Loved these stockings and the "Dew Drops: add that great fun touch!!

Lyneen said...

WONDERFUL! Love that you used any paper and embellished to make it fit the theme!!! Great imagination with the Dew Drops... THANKS FOR SHARING!!!

Brenda Burfeind said...

I love all your stockings. The colors are wonderful. I may have to "lift" this idea. Great job.

Gloria Westerman said...

So pretty!!!! Love each one of those stockings....awesome idea...tfs

Wendy said...

Robin I love this! This would be a great classroom advent calendar with a note in each stocking with a Christmas book to read to class or a treat or a class project - I'm going to have to do this for my son's class! TFS.

Clare D. said...

These are fabulous! I want to copy them all. The patterns and colors work so well together! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Cheryl Boglioli said...

I love these. Thanks for sharing your calendar.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

What a spectacular showing of so many great products from the store and I love the dew drops for decorating.
What a spectacular design and so many fun stockings.

Ava Gavloski said...

very cute off the page project , showcasing robins nest products.
ava g

Anonymous said...

So beautiful, love the embellishing and the papers!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Thank you for showing all the detail shows of the stockings!

Carol's 1 World said...

Such a creative Advent Calendar...and so cute too :))

Miriam Prantner said...

This turned out great! Love how they are each unique and how you used the dew drops!

Sherri P said...

Very cute. Great colors

michelle hodges said...

WOW! This is amazing!!
Very creative so unique!!

Marília Lopes said...

I love these!!!!!

Vicky Alberto said...

amazing idea!!!

Sue D said...

Such a cute idea--I like how you decorated each of the stockings--I like the dew drops.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

this is such a great idea! I can't wait to give it a try!

Kelli said...

That is wonderful! So cheerful and inspiring!!! I love the stockings!!

redjanfan said...

such a cute warm fuzzy homey idea, and relatively quick to create! Thanks for sharing.